Gaslighting: A Spiritual Problem
Gaslighting is a spiritual concern
Gaslighting: The Manipulation Tactic You Need to Know About
“Gaslighting” is a term widely used in today’s world, but what does it actually mean and why is it important to know about it? Gaslighting is a manipulative tactic used to deceive someone in order to gain power over them, often causing them to doubt their own sanity or perception of reality. It is a dangerous form of emotional abuse that can have serious consequences, including the erosion of one’s mental health, relationships, and self-esteem.
The term “gaslighting” originated from the 1944 movie “Gaslight,” in which a husband manipulates his wife by convincing her that she is losing her mind. The husband engages in a series of actions, such as altering the level of gaslights in their home, denying that he did so, and then questioning his wife’s perception and sanity when she notices the changes.
Gaslighting may take many forms, including lying, twisting the truth, denying facts, minimizing a person’s feelings, and projecting blame onto others, to name a few. It seeks to manipulate a person’s understanding of reality so that they become dependent on the abuser and lose confidence in themselves.
One of the most insidious aspects of gaslighting is that it often goes unnoticed by the victim until it is too late. The abuser may act in a subtle manner, making it hard to detect the false reality they are creating. This makes it all the more important for people to be aware of the signs of gaslighting and how to protect themselves from it.
Gaslighting can be a form of abuse in intimate relationships, as well as in the workplace and in politics. One example of gaslighting in politics is the use of propaganda to sway public opinion. Another example is the manipulation of news and information by certain media outlets to create a false narrative.
If you suspect that you or someone you know is being gaslit, seek help. Friends, family members, and therapists can provide support and resources to help you break free from the abusive cycle. Remember that gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse and is never acceptable.
In conclusion, gaslighting is a harmful and manipulative tactic that can cause immense harm to its victims. It is crucial for people to be informed about this tactic, recognize its signs and be able to protect themselves from it. No one deserves to be gaslit, and with support and resources, one can break free from the cycle of abuse.
Symptoms of Spiritual or Physical Gaslighting
Feeling confused or disoriented
Doubting their own perceptions and memories
Questioning their own sanity
Feeling isolated or alone
Being fearful or anxious
Experiencing low self-esteem or self-worth
Feeling angry, frustrated or resentful
Experiencing depression or anxiety
Feeling hopeless or powerless
Having difficulty trusting others.
You will notice that these symptoms are identical to psychic attack and also associated with PTSD. It is important to remember that not only did Jesus overcome gaslighting but his blood gives you the right to overcome. Check out my upcoming podcast to hear more about it.